The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

October 13, 2010

Beckley council passes stormwater ordinance

BECKLEY — Beckley Common Council passed an ordinance Tuesday night authorizing the acquisition and construction of certain extensions, additions, betterments and improvements to the existing public stormwater system in the city through stormwater revenue bonds.

Luke Richmond, general manager of the Beckley Sanitary Board, informed council where projects would take place. He said each of the seven projects will be prioritized by flooding.

The projects consist of the installation of a box culvert on Sisson Street, storm pipe installation to alleviate home flooding in the Brookwood/Sandalwood area, relocation of public drainage near Little Valley Flea Market, the replacement of existing storm pipes and the addition of bioswales and rain gardens in the Pine Hill subdivision and the replacement of pipes in the Dry Hill area.

In addition there will be installation of pipes and bioswale on Front Street and the Birdhaven Lane area.

In other business:

- Council passed the first reading of an ordinance to amend the traffic control map to require vehicles on A Street to travel in an easterly direction from Minnesota Avenue to South Kanawha Street. The ordinance prohibits westerly travel and also prohibits traffic to enter onto A Street from South Kanawha Street.

- An annual resolution was passed to enter into agreement between the city and J.D. Meadows and D.H. Cook for the purpose of providing continued administrative and management consultation services regarding overseeing grants from the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.

- As part of a political awareness and involvement program for the Delta Sigma Theta sorority at Mountain State University, students sat in to observe the meeting. This program was based on the organization’s five-point programmatic thrust: economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and finally, political awareness and involvement.

— E-mail: kvanpelt@register-herald.com

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